I’m with ManStan.
I’ve only posted 11 times in a decade. Does that make me somehow inadequate as an artist?
That’s it for my 12th post. I’m sure they’ll be others in the years ahead.
I’m the one who brought up how many times the OP had posted. What I meant by that was since he didn’t post often, he might not come to the forums or the marketplace very often and got surprised.
There are some marketplaces I don’t get to very often and would have been surprised in the past when they made changes.
So only posting once or 12 times doesn’t make you less of an artist or a less valuable customer, but it can explain why someone might be shocked when they show up after a 6 month absence.
Best of luck!
PS, I agree with most of the rest of your post.